po·​lys·​ti·​chous pə-ˈli-sti-kəs How to pronounce polystichous (audio)
: arranged in several rows

Word History


Greek polystichos, from poly- + stichos row — more at distich

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polystichous was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Polystichous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polystichous. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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